Kids with sisters might have fewer negative feelings

August 5, 2010 9:45:04 AM PDT
Having a female sibling may be good for a child's emotional health.

A new study from Brigham Young University in Utah indicates that adolescents who had sisters, whether younger or older, experienced fewer negative feelings.

Researchers followed 395 families for one year. They found that children who had sisters were less likely to feel lonely, unloved, guilty, self-conscious, and fearful.

The study is published in this month's Journal of Family Psychology.